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Jobs and Internships

Open positions with Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and other related wildlife conservation opportunities.


Image of 2019 CWF NJ Osprey Project Intern Marissa M. holds an osprey after being banded. 2019 CWF NJ Osprey Project Intern Marissa M. holds an osprey after being banded.

Education Director

Statewide non-profit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey seeks an Education Director to lead our expanding education program focusing on STEAM concepts with hands-on and minds-on activities and curricula aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

Successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and be expected to work up to 2 days per week in the Princeton, New Jersey, office. Primary teaching locations are in North and Central New Jersey.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver existing in-school, afterschool, and summer STEAM programs for grades ranging from Kindergarten through Middle School in Newark, Linden, Trenton, and other New Jersey locations
  • Create, implement, and evaluate NJSLS curricula
  • Plan and lead school field trips
  • Create and deliver teacher professional development workshops
  • Manage our annual statewide 5th-grade and high school education contests
  • Supervise part-time education staff and interns
  • Engage with schools and other partners to continue growing our education program
  • Contribute to our print and online communications
  • Work with CWF management to expand financial support for our education work, and other education work as needed

Requirements

  • New Jersey teaching certification
  • Five-plus years’ teaching experience
  • Highly motivated self-starter who is great with kids, personable, a quick learner, flexible with scheduling, and able to supervise a small staff
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Travel will be necessary. Most work will be during business hours; however, occasional nights or weekend work may be required.

Benefits include 401(k), health insurance, and paid time off.

Select candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Position is available immediately.

Please email resume and cover letter to CWF Executive Director Liz Silvernail at info@conservewildlifenj.org. Note “Education Director” in the subject line.


Development Director

Statewide non-profit Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey (CWF) seeks Development Director to spearhead development efforts as organization advances mission to preserve rare and at-risk wildlife in New Jersey through field science, habitat restoration, education, and public engagement.

Successful candidate will report to the Executive Director and be expected to work up to 3 days per week in the Princeton, New Jersey, office.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute CWF’s annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Manage fundraising and special events
  • Create solicitation materials
  • Direct online and mail fundraising campaigns
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Manage the implementation of development software and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with five-plus years’ experience in development with a strong record of achieving tangible fundraising outcomes
  • Commitment to CWF’s mission
  • Ability to respond effectively to shifting and evolving fundraising priorities
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills
  • Time management and flexibility with job duties
  • Proficient with social media platforms and MS Office applications
  • Creative, self-starter attitude

Benefits include 401(k), health insurance, and paid time off.

Select candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Position is available immediately.

Please email resume and cover letter to CWF Executive Director Liz Silvernail at info@conservewildlifenj.org. Note “Development Director” in the subject line.


Shorebird Resighter

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey is seeking qualified applicants for a temporary position counting and resighting red knots and other migratory shorebirds on the Delaware Bay beaches during the month of May.

Applicants must be able to identify red knots, ruddy turnstones, sanderlings and semipalmated sandpipers. Applicants must have experience counting mixed flocks of shorebirds and resighting flagged birds. Familiarity with the Delaware Bay beaches is preferred, but not required. Applicant should be comfortable working independently in the field and recording data.

The position will require walking long distances through the marsh, sitting for several hours at a time, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes harsh weather and environmental conditions (wind, heat, sun, biting insects).

Applicant must be available to work from May 1 through May 31, including weekends, and have reliable transportation to get to and from field sites.

Please email resume and cover letter to CWF Executive Director, Liz Silvernail, at info@conservewildlifenj.org. Note “Shorebird Resighter” in the subject line.


CWF INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Conserve Wildlife Foundation is now seeking new interns for the 2022 season.

Our volunteer opportunities include a range of internships, which can offer either course credit or professional experience - depending on the intern's university requirements. Small stipends may be available in certain cases. Intern candidates can include both college students and grads.

Below are internships within the following fields:


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities may include assisting classroom programs, field trips, educational outreach, and related administrative and communications tasks. A minimum of 10 hours per week required.

Please email cover letter and resume to info@conservewildlifenj.org.


CWF OFFICE AND HOME-BASED INTERNSHIPS

The following positions can be structured to potentially earn credits or volunteer hours. Schedule can range from 7-25 hours per week, with flexible hours. College students, graduate students, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to info@conservewildlifenj.org.

Special Events and Fundraising Internship

Special Events and Fundraising internship to include developing event logistics, researching prospective donors, creating and distributing announcements and invitations, securing, collecting and tracking auction items, assisting with mailings and phone calls related to donations, and providing support for event planning and other fundraising projects as needed. A minimum of 14 hours a week required.

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through research, correspondence, and administrative work.

Graphic Design Internship

Utilize Adobe Creative Cloud to create brochures, flyers, and other promotional items for CWF events and projects.

GIS/Mapping Internship

Assist with collection and analysis of GIS data for various wildlife conservation projects. Candidate must be proficient with ArcGIS, Excel and be familiar with statistical analysis, knowledge of R statistical programming software preferable. Other responsibilities may include literature searches and data processing.

Communications Internship

Work with CWF staff on social media strategy, email marketing, media relations and other public outreach projects.


CWF FIELD INTERNSHIPS

Pollinator Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2022-23. Interns may work on promoting native plants and pollinators, restoring habitat, and public engagement regarding pollinators. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is a plus but not required. Position is either volunteer or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any field work beyond offices.

Please send cover letter and resume to info@conservewildlifenj.org.

Botany Internship

Non-profit CWF seeks interns for a non-paid position in Fall/Winter 2022-23. Interns may work on creating an inventory of plants at a site restoration, as well as public engagement regarding at-risk species of plants. This internship will be 10-25 hours a week; weekend availability is possible but not required. Position is either volunteer, or could earn college credits where applicable. Mileage reimbursed for any travel beyond office or field site.

Please send cover letter and resume to info@conservewildlifenj.org.

Image of 2020 CWF Summer Intern Marissa Murdock holds two terrapins that were captured on GBB.Zoom+ 2020 CWF Summer Intern Marissa Murdock holds two terrapins that were captured on GBB.

2022 Great Bay Terrapin Project Summer Student Research Internship (Application Period OPEN 2/9/22)

This is a volunteer position located in southern Ocean County. Interns will be reimbursed for mileage, if needed. We are seeking 3-5 student interns for the 2022 field season.

Intern(s) will work with CWF biologist and seasonal staff and conduct hourly surveys on Great Bay Blvd. in Little Egg Harbor from mid-May to late July. Intern(s) will use their own vehicle to conduct fieldwork and collect morphometric data on adult terrapins encountered in roadways. They will also work with volunteers to schedule patrols and manage roads that are patrolled. The main goals of the project are to reduce road mortality rates, raise awareness of terrapins, and to educate the public about terrapins. Interns will also help enter and analyze data for annual reporting.

In addition, interns can help monitor a large habitat enhancement area for nesting by terrapins. Nests will be marked and exclosed with cages. Adults will be captured to be measured and marked before being released where captured. Site is located within main project area of GBB WMA in Little Egg Harbor.

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CWF VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA INTERNSHIPS

The following position may be able to offer a paid stipend for qualified candidates. Intern will need the ability to travel, but can otherwise be managed from home or school. Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to info@conservewildlifenj.org.

Videography Internship

Gather footage and edit videos showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern. Qualified applicants may be eligible for an additional paid stipend.

Podcast Internship

Gather footage to create audio and video podcasts showcasing CWF's wildlife projects statewide. Should have video and editing experience; access to video equipment is recommended. Intern will need capacity for at least some state travel, which will be reimbursed to intern.


CWF RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

Please email cover letter and resume, referencing in the subject line which internship you are interested in, to info@conservewildlifenj.org

Wildlife Conservation Internship

Assist CWF's various wildlife projects through conservation research, outreach, and administrative work, along with potential opportunities to get out in the field.

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